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motor neuron

[′mōd·ər ′nu̇r‚än]
(neuroscience)
An efferent nerve cell. Also known as motoneuron.
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It becomes impossible for STMN2 to create a vital component for repairing or growing motor neuron axons."
In neurogenic abnormalities such as motor neuron disease, an increased number of repeater F waves have been demonstrated.
The aim of present study is to find out the cranio-caudal extent of spinal cord that harbors the motor neuron somata of radial nerve in rabbit.
However, experts say finger length cannot help screen for ALS and more work is needed.This simple, but carefully conducted study raises some interesting questions about how events occurring before birth may increase the risk of developing motor neuron disease later in life," the BBC quoted Dr Brian Dickie of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, as saying.
10) research on factors targeting putative environmental toxicants specific to motor neurons and surrounding cells including muscle cells;
A single motor neuron can innervate both an abductor and an adductor muscle following misdirected regrowth.
It is known that in ALS the motor neurons die "backwards" and lose functionality where the axon meets the muscle before gradually atrophying completely.
If the existing motor neurons are lost due to injury or disease, electrical stimulation of nerves is rendered useless as these too are lost.
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): In a new study, University of South Florida neuroscientists found that nutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, provided neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The virus selectively attacks motor neurons, the nerve cells that control movement, and thus kills its victims or causes permanent, partial paralysis.
While studying the stem cells as they developed into motor neurons in fruit fly larvae, they noticed that in the midst of this process, some of these stem cells took a detour.
Citation: "High-efficiency motor neuron differentiation from human pluripotent stem cells and the function of Islet-1"; Qiuhao Qu et al.; Nature Comminications, 2014; 5 DOl: 10.l038/ncomms4449